Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
"An early Chanukah gift," is how Max (not his real name), a senior adult homeowner described the good deeds that Brad Nathanson performed, and that so greatly enhanced his life. Just as the light from the Chanukah candles increases each night, so, too, Nathanson's single mitzvah has continued to grow. When Nathanson, a young leader of JFRE -- the Jewish...
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CEO Ira M. Schwartz gives a synopsis of agency at large
The New Year is dawning, and soon we will mark the 109th anniversary of Federation's founding. There have been changes in the name, focus and direction since the organization's inception as the Federation of Jewish Charities. Yet its commitment to the Jewish community has remained constant through a Great Depression, two World Wars and a range of other milestones. The...
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One community, one campaign, 100 percent participation -- that's both the theme of Federation Super Sunday and the expectation of event co-chairs Cari and Alan Lasdon, and Michele and Rob Levin, who view the event as a "community in-gathering." Scheduled for Jan. 10, 2010 at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy on Federation's Radnor Campus, the phone-a-thon represents the Greater...
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When asked why he agreed to serve as a co-chair for the 2010 Federation Campaign kick-off event along with his wife, Maxine, Elliot Rosen responded, "When Federation asks me to do something, I always say yes." The couple has been involved in Federation for many years and sees the Dec. 8 celebration at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue as "an...
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During these challenging economic times, Charitable Gift Annuities and IRA Charitable Rollovers provide important benefits for donors and the organizations they care about. Many Federation donors view these investment vehicles as true "win-win" situations. A Federation Charitable Gift Annuity is an opportunity for donors 55 and older to receive a 2009 tax deduction, turn an asset into income and benefit...
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